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Tenure-track Position in Robotics

Job type
Tenure-track faculty
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Materials Science & Mechanical Engineering
Description

The John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Robotics, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. We invite applications in the broadly defined areas of dynamics and control; perception, autonomy and machine learning; and human-robot interaction. However, applications from strong candidates in all areas of robotics and automation will also be considered.

We seek candidates who have a strong research record and commitment to undergraduate teaching and graduate training.  In particular, we are looking for broadly educated and multidisciplinary applicants who can interact with a wide range of faculty in robotics and other areas of SEAS. Priority will be given to the overall potential of the candidate. Candidates are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree by the expected start date. 

Robotics research at Harvard benefits from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, an excellent location relative to neighboring schools and Harvard’s teaching hospitals, significant industrial collaboration, and substantial support from SEAS.  Information about SEAS robotics research is available at https://robotics.harvard.edu and SEAS's current faculty, research, and educational programs is available at http://www.seas.harvard.edu .

Required application documents are a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and up to three representative papers. SEAS is a highly interdisciplinary environment without traditional departments, but the teaching statement should indicate a primary teaching area (e.g. computer science, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering). In addition, we ask for a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three and up to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor. We encourage candidates to apply by December 15, 2019, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9361

 

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TENURE-TRACK PROFESSOR IN THEORETICAL QUANTUM INFORMATION

Job type
Tenure-track faculty
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Description

Harvard University
Harvard Quantum Initiative

Position Description: The Harvard Quantum Initiative, Departments of Physics, Chemistry and the SEAS areas of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering seek to appoint a tenure-track professor in the broad theoretical domain of quantum information. Areas of
interest may include but are not limited to quantum algorithms, communication, complexity, control, and the physics of quantum information systems. The successful candidate will hold an academic appointment in the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and/or a FAS Science Department. Potential appointment areas/departments include Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, and Chemistry.

The expected start date is July 1, 2020. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for establishing an active research program, supervising students and postdoctoral fellows, and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

Basic Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree in Physics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related discipline required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desired.

Required application documents include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and up to three representative papers. In addition, we ask for a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three and up to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor. We encourage candidates to apply by December 15, 2019, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and
pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted at the following link: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9396

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Lecturer in Engineering Design

Job type
Teaching faculty
Time status
Part-time
Area of study
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Science & Engineering
Materials Science & Mechanical Engineering
Description

The John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University seeks applicants for the position of Lecturer on Engineering Sciences for a one-year term position. This is a part-time appointment with an expected start date of January 1, 2020.

We invite applications from individuals with broad experience and expertise in design engineering, systems thinking and related design processes.

Typical Responsibilities:

• Teach or co-teach an undergraduate engineering course, Engineering Sciences 96: Engineering Problem Solving and Design Project
• Serve as a section leader for the Engineering Sciences 96 course or other SEAS design courses and mentor student teams working on design projects
• Participate in curricular planning discussions with other faculty and staff as it applies to engineering design education and hands-on project-based courses
• Hold office hours and work one-on-one with undergraduate students
• Advise students on engineering and design aspects of other course projects


Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical or Environmental Engineering, or a related field. Candidates should have proven experience in design engineering, such as design process, CAD/CAM, materials, robotics, embedded systems, etc., and be able to demonstrate practical, hands-on experience. We seek candidates who have a strong passion for and commitment to working closely with undergraduate students. Previous experience working on design projects in industry a plus.


Required documents include a cover letter, CV and a one-page statement of teaching interests. In addition, we ask for a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three and up to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

We encourage candidates to apply on line at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9367 by November 30, 2019, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN BIOELECTRONICS

Job type
Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher
Time status
Full-time
Description

Prof. Jia Liu’s Group at Harvard University seeks talented post-doctoral fellows to work on Bioelectronics for Neuroengineering and Brain Science. Specifically, the postdoctoral fellow will work on the design, development and fabrication of advanced nanoelectronics for brain implantation. The postdoctoral fellow will work together with a team of electrical engineers, chemists, materials scientists and computational biologists and neuroscientists.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience or related fields will be considered. Candidates must have research experience in cleanroom nanoelectronics fabrication. Experience in flexible electronics fabrication or multidisciplinary background and research experience are highly preferred.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

Application procedure: Interested candidates should submit their application packet to Prof. Jia Liu (jia_liu@seas.harvard.edu) with the following documents: cover letter, CV, 3 relevant first author paper(s), and the names of three referees.

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Tenure-track or Tenured Rank faculty position in Electrical Engineering

Job type
Tenure-track faculty
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Electrical Engineering
Description

The John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University seeks applicants for a position at either the tenure-track or tenured rank in the area of Electrical Engineering with a focus on pervasive systems, broadly interpreted, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020.

Candidates should have demonstrated expertise in one or more aspects of electrical engineering that pertain to sensing, computation, communication, actuation, or control in pervasive, widely-distributed systems that interact with human and physical environments. We are seeking candidates with a record of theoretical or experimental innovation, a strong vision for an original research program, and an interest in working collaboratively with experimentalists and theoreticians across electrical engineering and in adjacent science and engineering disciplines. Candidates should have enthusiasm for teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses in electrical engineering. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

Candidates are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree by the expected start date. ​

Required application documents include a cover letter, a CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and up to three representative papers. The cover letter should identify the candidate’s areas of core interest within electrical engineering. In addition, we ask for a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for three to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted. We encourage candidates to apply by December 15, 2019 but will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

How to Apply

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Postdoctoral fellow in theoretical neuroscience and brain-inspired machine learning

Job type
Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Applied Mathematics
Description

Postdoctoral positions are available in Cengiz Pehlevan’s theoretical neuroscience group at Harvard University. We are looking for candidates with strong analytical and numerical skills, and backgrounds in (theoretical) neuroscience, applied mathematics, physics, engineering, computer science, or related fields.

Our group seeks to understand the algorithms of the brain and their neural implementation. Current interests include, but are not limited to, unsupervised learning of sensory representations, reinforcement learning of motor skills, decision making and brain-inspired machine learning. For recent publications, see pehlevan.seas.harvard.edu. Successful candidates will join a vibrant community of researchers at Harvard and take part in collaborations with experimental labs across the campus.

The position is funded for multiple years, with an initial one-year appointment and expectation of extension contingent on satisfactory progress. To apply, please email a short statement of research interests, a CV, and the contact information of at least two references to Cengiz Pehlevan (cpehlevan@seas.harvard.edu), with the subject line “Theory Postdoctoral Fellow”. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Bio-Inspired Engineering

Job type
Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Bioengineering
Description

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University invites applications for a number of postdoctoral fellow positions. The mission of the Wyss Institute is to discover the engineering principles that Nature uses to build living things; to pursue the high-risk research that is fundamental to advance this effort; and to harness these insights to create biologically inspired materials and devices to advance human health and improve the environment – thereby revolutionizing clinical medicine and creating a more sustainable world.

A Ph.D. in a related field is required as is a background in synthetic biology, living materials or biological control. Candidates are specifically sought for the following enabling technology platforms: 3D Organ Engineering; Adaptive Materials Technologies; Molecular Robotics; Living Cellular Devices; Synthetic Biology; Bioinspired Therapeutics and Diagnostics; Immuno-Materials and Bioinspired Soft Robotics.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

How to Apply

Applications, assembled as single pdf files, should contain a C.V., a cover letter describing research interests and goals, a full list of publications, copies of up to three relevant scientific papers, and names and contact information for at least three writers of letters of recommendation, who might be contacted as references. Applications should be sent to postdocs@wyss.harvard.edu.

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Wyss Institute Technology Development Fellows

Job type
Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher
Time status
Full-time
Description

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University (http://www.wyss.harvard.edu) invites nominations of individuals of outstanding talent and technical skills for a number of Wyss Technology Development Fellow positions. Wyss Fellows will be provided with a competitive salary, and additional funds to support independent exploratory research. The Fellowships are intended for brilliant young women and men of great promise with outstanding technical expertise who have completed their doctoral degree within the last five years. Fellowships are awarded for up to three years.

Although Wyss Fellows will be granted more independence and a greater emphasis on technology creation and translation than other postdocs on campus, they can benefit from the role of Institute Core Faculty and members of the Advanced Technology Team as mentors.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can obtain more information about the application process and can download the nomination sheet on the Wyss Institute website at: https://wyss.harvard.edu/careers/academic/.

Applications should be sent to wyssfellows@wyss.harvard.edu.

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Research Associate in Atmospheric Sciences

Job type
Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher
Time status
Full-time
Application deadline
Area of study
Environmental Science & Engineering
Description

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work with Professor Steven Wofsy on the Dynamics and Chemistry of the Summer Stratosphere campaign.

The effort is directed toward preparing the HUPCRS Instrument for the DCOTSS ER-2 campaign, conducting pre- and post-mission laboratory calibrations, integrating and removing the HUPCRS instrument onto/from the ER-2 for each deployment, participating in the test flight series in Palmdale, CA and the various field campaigns in Salina, Kansas,  assisting with post-mission data quality control, analyzing the flight data to assist in meeting the mission goals, and participating in preparation of peer-review publications of the mission results.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

How to Apply

A PhD or equivalent in atmospheric sciences is required. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. To apply, please send a CV, research statement, and the names and contact information of three people who can be asked for letters of reference to: tetyana_donnelli@harvard.edu with the subject header titled "Wofsy DCOTSS Research Associate".

Review of applications will begin immediately. Application deadline is October 31, 2019.

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Information Theory and Data Science at Harvard SEAS

Job type
Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Computer Science
Description

A postdoctoral position is available in the area of information theory, data science, and applications to social psychology. The post-doctoral fellow will be directly involved in an inter-institutional research project that combines methods from social psychology, machine learning, and information theory to create algorithmic tools that monitor middle school student, teacher, and school-level data for factors that impact students' engagement in STEM. These tools will (i) help identify pedagogical or socio-economic factors that have a disparate impact on the decisions made by female students, (ii) predict which students are most vulnerable to being discouraged from pursuing STEM fields, and (iii) inform effective interventions that help close the gender gap.

The project will be undertaken together with collaborators at MIT (Prof. Muriel Médard) and UMass Amherst (Prof. N. Dasgupta). The post-doctoral fellow will directly interact with researchers at all three institutions. In parallel, the post-doctoral fellow will also have the opportunity to undertake other projects at the intersection of information theory and data science currently being developed at Prof. Calmon's research group at Harvard.

Applicants should have a solid understanding of data science and information theory, and a strong interest in applying machine learning to education settings. Some background in social psychology is encouraged but not mandatory. The ability to write code beyond Matlab (e.g., Python, Tensorflow, R) and to manipulate large datasets is a big plus. The position is funded for up to two years.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a single pdf containing a cover letter (i.e., a short paragraph stating your interest), a CV, two selected publications, the name of three references, and a link to their personal website to Prof. Flavio Calmon (flavio@seas.harvard.edu). The subject line of the e-mail should read "IT+Education Harvard Fall 2019”.

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